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Thursday, June 21: Skill Building Workshops, GWU Ross Hall School of Medicine

Fri & Sat June 22-23: Main Conference, GWU Ross Hall School of Medicine

Fri June 22: Friday Evening Reception 6:30pm, GWU Milken School of Public Health

The IM4US ANNUAL CONFERENCE is a unique educational experience for healing professionals, administrators, students, advocates, and the community to learn about affordable integrative approaches to common health conditions, share evidence-based best integrative practices, and be part of a like-minded community for activism around integrative medicine for the underserved.

Integrative health and wellness, when incorporated in a primary care framework, has the ability to improve outcomes and reduce costs. This is even more pronounced in underserved settings where these approaches can also reduce health disparities. This year, we have the privilege of being in Washington D.C., where we will be able to interact, learn, educate, and make connections with organizations, policymakers, and legislators working to attain health equity.  Participants at this conference will have the opportunity to gain the tools they need to take action either nationally, or in their own communities and locales.

Here's what past attendees had to say:

"I cannot recall the last time I felt so much internal peace and joy. Thank you for putting together a wonderful group of speakers and activities in a setting where we could collaborate freely."

"Once again what a delightful event. As a attendee and presenter it was seamless!"

"My first IM4US conference was excellent and inspiring; thanks for bringing so many wonderful people together."

You won't want to miss it!

 EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THIS YEAR'S CONFERENCE

  • Demonstrate the importance of integrative health in reducing health disparities and attaining health equity.  
  • Identify appropriate treatment strategies for use in underserved and ethnically diverse patient populations and develop best practice models for providing effective integrative healthcare for patients suffering from various health disparities.
  • Evaluate the indications, benefits, and risks of integrative health approaches for underserved populations and select appropriate resources based on patient needs and preferences. 
  • Evaluate current research, and share skills and knowledge in sustainable integrative models for underserved populations. 
  • Compare and contrast appropriate integrative treatment strategies for use in common problems seen in underserved patient populations.
  • Discuss practical options for helping support patient self-care, self-efficacy and self-management tools.
  • Identify new health care providers and healers across disciplines that have a commitment to integrative medicine for the underserved, and build a network of providers who support mutual learning and interdisciplinary clinical practice.
  • Discuss the importance of advocacy at national, state, local, and organization levels to enact changes in policies, which can impact health among individuals and communities.  
  • Promote a “Health in All Policies” approach, defined as collaboration to improve population health by embedding health considerations into decision-making processes across a broad array of sectors, with the goal of addressing both social and structural factors that impact health. 

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES:

  • Foster community among all of those who have a commitment to providing integrative health care for the underserved (healers, educators, administrators, researchers, advocates, policy makers, patients, etc.)
  • Emphasize practitioner and health worker wellness and self-care as a means to avoid burnout, improve satisfaction, and find joy in work
  • Develop skills, disseminate practical information, and share strategies for providing quality care for the underserved
  • Highlight existing sustainable health care models and innovative structures of practice that embrace an integrated approach and increase access to care
  • Build an international movement that advances policy and provides advocacy for those that face injustice in health care due to racial, socioeconomic, or other factors
  • Shift the paradigm in health care towards one of wellness, prevention, lifestyle changes, patient empowerment, and self-care
  • Feature cutting-edge research and welcome investigators who will further the field
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TARGET AUDIENCE
IM4US is a community that embraces diversity and welcomes all individuals caring for the underserved, especially those from under-represented healing professions or backgrounds. Health care providers, healers, researchers, public health workers, policy analysts, administrators, and others are invited to attend our conference. 
Under-represented healing professions, People of Color, members of the LGBTQ community, and local D.C. area organizations are encouraged to attend. All modalities warmly welcomed, including, but not limited to:
  • Acupuncturists
  • Behavioral/Mental Health Practitioners
  • Chiropractors
  • Community Health Workers/Promotoras
  • Consultants/Coaches
  • Dentists/Dental Hygeinists/Dental Assistants
  • Dieticians 
  • Educators/Faculty
  • Energy Healers
  • Health Educators
  • Herbalists
  • Homeopaths
  • Massage Therapists
  • Medical Doctors
  • Midwives
  • Naturopathic Physicians
  • Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
  • Nutritionists
  • Osteopathic Physicians
  • Patients and Community Members
  • Physician Assistants
  • Researchers
  • Yoga/Movement Instructors
 CONFERENCE THEMES
  • Policy/Advocacy/Administration
  • Racial Justice/Health Equity
  • Clinical Practice
  • Research/Evaluation/Quality Improvement


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ORGANIZER CONTACTS

Jessica Aebi

info@IM4US.org

(415) 890-4641

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Featured Presenters

 
Midwife/Researcher
Tanya Khemet Taiwo
Executive Director
National Association for Certified Professional Midwives
Senior Medical Advisor
Baltimore City Health Department
Executive Director and Founder
The Center for Mind-Body Medicine
Editor in Chief
The Integrator Blog & JACM
Health Education Manager for Primary Care
San Francisco Department of Public Health
Project Director
Breast Cancer Partner
Founding Director, Professor of Medicine
Rodham Institute, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
National Director
Integrative Health Coordinating Center
Executive Director
Samueli Integrative Health Programs, H&S Ventures
Integrative Health Coach/NP
Women's Health & Healing
Executive Director/Acupuncturist
The Healing Garden
Senior Director, Quality & Special Initiatives
Centering Healthcare Institute
VP Population Health and Provider Contracting
Medical Home Development Group
Member, Clinical Herbalist and Licensed Massage Therapist
Oxalis Collective
Clinical Herbalist and Instructor
Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism
Physician
Full Circle Center for Integrative Medicine
Nutritionist/Herbalist and Filmmaker
Michelle Steinberg
associate professor
Boston Medical Center (BMC)
Wellness Program Coordinator
La Clinica

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CONFERENCE DATES

Jun 21, 2018
Jul 04, 2018
20180621T0001 20180704T2359 IM4US 8th Annual Conference Thursday, June 21: Skill Building Workshops, GWU Ross Hall School of Medicine Fri & Sat June 22-23: Main Conference, GWU Ross Hall School of Medicine Fri June 22: Friday Evening Reception 6...
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2300 I St NW, Washington, DC 20052 IM4US 8th Annual Conference info@im4us.org

Location: George Washington University Ross Hall School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.

The IM4US 8th Annual Conference is located at George Washington University's Ross Hall School of Medicine.

2300 I St NW, Washington, DC 20052